Comedian For Our Times –
April 9, 2018 – By John Lavitt – “Although my life may seem great, meetings remind me that I’m still an addict and an alcoholic. It only stays great by maintaining my sobriety.” According to his website, “Alonzo’s material is ‘cynically good-natured.’ Well, the older he gets, the less good-natured it’s gonna be. ‘What can I say? The stupid out there is wearing the man down.’” Although it might be wearing down the man, it’s not wearing out his sobriety. Closing in on 30 years in recovery and 25 years as a comic, Bodden is a paragon of what it means to be both sober and creative. Since winning season 3 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Bodden has become a regular on NPR’s “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” and “Comedy Congress.” He’s also entertained American troops from Iraq to Greenland while traveling around the world with the USO.